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Kelly Preston, Actress And Wife Of John Travolta, Dies From Breast Cancer Aged 57

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Kelly Preston, actress and wife of John Travolta has on Sunday, July 12 died from breast cancer at age 57.

Her husband of 28 years announced her death in an Instagram post, writing;

It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.

Their daughter Ella also paid tribute to her mom on Instagram;

I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you. Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy. Thank you for being there for me no matter what.

Thank you for your love. Thank you for your help and thank you for making this world a better place. You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much mama.

The actress and former model was born as Kelly Kamalelehua Smith on 13 October 1962 in Honolulu.

She featured in more than sixty television and film productions, most notably including Mischief, Twins, and Jerry Maguire.

Preston first married in 1985 to Kevin which ended in 1987.

She then married John Travolta in 1991, with whom she collaborated on the science fiction film Battlefield Earth (2000) and the biographical film Gotti (2018).

Preston is survived by her husband and their children: daughter Ella, 20, and 9-year-old son Benjamin. Their son Jett however died at age 16 in January 2009.

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